Nighttime ‘Senses’ Program Planned at Mt. Zion Church

The Mosby Heritage Area Association and NOVA Parks will co-sponsor a Sept. 10 nighttime presentation at Mt. Zion Historic Park in Aldie, focusing on the use of all five human senses—taste, touch, smell, hearing and sight—as part of the Adventure in History series.

Attendees will learn about the church’s history before, during and after the Civil War, before taking a trip into the black cemetery to learn about the county’s complex past. Visitors also will walk on the remaining stretch of one of Loudoun’s oldest roadbeds, visit the July 6, 1864, Civil War battlefield outside the church and see the union markers denoting the casualties of that fight.

The evening is suggested for those ages 16 and older. Refreshments will be served, and attendees are encouraged to dress warmly for the outside portion of the evening.

The program will run from 9 pm. to 11 p.m. The church is at 40309 John Mosby Highway in Aldie. Tickets are $15 in advance (and can be purchased at or by calling 540-687-6681) or $18 at the door.

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